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Local portrait artist honors playwright Garland Lee Thompson Sr.

    Local portrait artist honors playwright Garland Lee Thompson Sr.

Above: Leo Rucker’s painting of  Garland Lee Thompson Sr. Special to The Chronicle The National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) honored the late Garland Lee Thompson Sr., a playwright, who died

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NBTF wraps up record-setting week

    NBTF wraps up record-setting week

In above photo: Celebrities and festival-goers march through the streets of downtown Winston-Salem during the NBTF closing parade on Saturday, Aug. 8. (Photo by Tevin Stinson) Parade through downtown Winston-Salem

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NBTF takes first steps toward Hall of Fame and Museum

    NBTF takes first steps toward Hall of Fame and Museum

In above photo: Inside the National Black Theatre Festival Hall of Fame and Museum is an exhibit dedicated to the late Larry Leon Hamlin, who started the National Black Theatre

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Festival opens with revelry, awards and some ‘fireworks’

    Festival opens with revelry, awards and some ‘fireworks’

In above photo: ESOSA (Emilio Sosa) and Idris Goodwin walk down the runway as people who came to see the stars engage them at the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival

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It’s Her Birthday!

    It’s Her Birthday!

Mama Marv-tastic, Annie Hamlin Johnson, turns 85 in style Fashionably late, indeed! Partygoers had partaken in meeting and greeting and

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Marvtastic Bash is Sept. 27

    Marvtastic Bash is Sept. 27

The North Carolina Black Repertory Company will kick off its 35th season by commemorating the birthday of its founder –

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Saying Goodbye

    Saying Goodbye

Dr. Maya Angelou’s home church celebrates her life (pictured above:  Maya Angelou’s grandson, Colin Johnson, speaks. Sitting behind him are

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Filmmakers tackle blacks and suicide

    Filmmakers tackle blacks and suicide

(pictured above: Filmmakers Kenneth Todd Nelson and Squeaky Moore look over footage.) Winston-Salem native Kenneth Todd Nelson is sounding the alarm

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Performers honor Dr. King in song, dance and spoken word

    Performers honor Dr. King in song, dance and spoken word

(pictured above: Willie Carter Longtime Black Rep performer Brian Cager leds performers in the finale.) As the North Carolina Black Repertory

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Sprinkle-Hamlin named to Commission by McCrory

    Sprinkle-Hamlin named to Commission by McCrory

Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin to the North Carolina Public Librarian Certification Commission. Sprinkle-Hamlin is the director of

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